Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Texarkana Rotary Clubs’ held their Thirty-Fourth Annual Public Safety Officers Appreciation Luncheon at First United Methodist Church.
The luncheon kicked off with food from Big Jake’s BBQ and then the awards ceremony began. After the ceremony, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Field Office David Resch gave a speech on the importance of the Texarkana community and commended its work and processes.
The 2014 Public Safety Officers of the are:
- Texarkana, Texas Fire Department: Firefighter Nick Smith
- Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Department: Battalion Chief Rick Pavick
- Bowie County Sheriff’s Department: Deputy Danny French
- Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department: Corporal John VanMeter
- Texas Department of Public Safety: Police Communications Operator Adryana Estela Pasquill
- Arkansas State Police: Corporal Bernard D. Pettit
- Texarkana, Texas Police Department: Officer Hal Duane Lorance
Congratulations to all the recipients this year!